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Generalized Double Pareto Priors for Regression

September 10, 2014
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Generalized Double Pareto Priors for Regression

This post is a review of the “GENERALIZED DOUBLE PARETO SHRINKAGE” Statistica Sinica (2012) paper by Armagan, Dunson and Lee. Consider the regression model (Y=Xbeta+varepsilon) where we put a generalized double pareto distribution as the prior on the regression coefficients (beta). The GDP distribution has density $$begin{equation} f(beta|xi,alpha)=frac{1}{2xi}left( 1+frac{|beta|}{alphaxi} right)^{-(alpha+1)}. label{} end{equation}$$ GDP as Scale The post

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Fun with Bordered Cubes

September 9, 2014
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Fun with Bordered Cubes

I am interested in generating 3D reasoning items in R. To this end I have adapted some of the awesome functions built in the rgl library to my ends. My new function is 'cube' and it takes position and automatically sizes itself as a 1x1x1 cube though t...

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Next Kölner R User Meeting: Friday, 12 September 2014

September 9, 2014
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Next Kölner R User Meeting: Friday, 12 September 2014

The next Cologne R user group meeting is scheduled for this Friday, 12 September 2014.We have a great agenda with international speakers: Maarten-Jan Kallen: Introduction to Renjin, the R interpreter for the JVM Jonathan Cornelissen, Martijn Theuwissen: DataCamp - An online interactive learning platform for R The event will be followed by drinks and schnitzel...

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ASDAR book Review

September 8, 2014
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ASDAR book Review

I was recently invited to write a book review for Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy (ASAP). The book, I conclude, “is the authoritative resource on R’s spatial capabilities” and should be of interest to many R users. Below is a preprint of the full review, now published on ASAP’s website. As a geographer and heavy R user,...

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Build a SPAM filter with R

September 8, 2014
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Build a SPAM filter with R

You can find the complete code on github: https://github.com/JulianHill/R-Tutorials/blob/master/spam_class_r.r   Introduction: The topic Machine Learning gets more and more important. The number of data sources grows everyday and it makes it hard to get... The post Build a SPAM filter with R appeared first on ThinkToStart.

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An exercise in non-linear modeling

September 7, 2014
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An exercise in non-linear modeling

In my previous post I wrote about the importance of age and why it is a good idea to try avoiding modeling it as a linear variable. In this post I will go through multiple options for (1) modeling non-linear effects in a linear regression setting, (2) benchmark the methods on a real dataset, and (3) look at how...

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1.2 Millions Deaths by Ebola projected within Six Months?

September 5, 2014
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1.2 Millions Deaths by Ebola projected within Six Months?

The World Health Organization, Samaratins Purse, Doctors Without Borders, and other international medical emergency relief programs are desperately calling for additional resources in the international fight against Ebola that has already killed thousa...

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jsonlite gets a triple mushroom boost!

September 5, 2014
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jsonlite gets a triple mushroom boost!

The jsonlite package is a JSON parser/generator optimized for the web. It implements a bidirectional mapping between JSON data and the most important R data types, which allows for converting objects to JSON and back without manual data restructuring. This is ideal for interacting with web APIs, or to build pipelines...

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EM Algorithm for Bayesian Lasso R Cpp Code

September 5, 2014
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EM Algorithm for Bayesian Lasso R Cpp Code

Bayesian Lasso $$begin{align*} p(Y_{o}|beta,phi)&=N(Y_{o}|1alpha+X_{o}beta,phi^{-1} I_{n{o}})\ pi(beta_{i}|phi,tau_{i}^{2})&=N(beta_{i}|0, phi^{-1}tau_{i}^{2})\ pi(tau_{i}^{2})&=Exp left( frac{lambda}{2} right)\ pi(phi)&propto phi^{-1}\ pi(alpha)&propto 1\ end{align*}$$ Marginalizing over (alpha) equates to centering the observations and losing a degree of freedom and working with the centered ( Y_{o} ). Mixing over (tau_{i}^{2}) leads to a Laplace or Double Exponential prior on (beta_{i}) with rate parameter (sqrt{philambda}) The post

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In case you missed it: August 2014 Roundup

September 5, 2014
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In case you missed them, here are some articles from August of particular interest to R users: R is the most popular software in the KDNuggets poll for the 4th year running. The frequency of R user group meetings continues to rise, and there are now 147 R user groups worldwide. A video interview with David Smith, Chief Community...

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